Domaine Leroy   Nuits St Georges aux Boudots

1999 Nuits St Georges aux Boudots

By Domaine Leroy

1999 Nuits St Georges aux Boudots from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

Epicurean elegance resonates within each bottle of the 1999 Nuits St Georges aux Boudots from Domaine Leroy. This vintage carries not merely the hallmark finesse of Domaine Leroy but is an exemplary ambassador for the climatic idiosyncrasies that defined the end of the millennium in Burgundy.

 

Rare Vintage, Refined Venerability

The autumnal equinox of '99 whispered promises of greatness in Burgundy, and the Nuits St Georges aux Boudots seized that potential with vigour. The season’s paced progression allowed the grapes to achieve optimal maturity, fostering a convergence of acidity and tannins that today, after years of careful cellaring, offers a refinement seldom experienced. It is an exquisite snapshot in vinous history.

 

A Nose for Nobility and Nuance

With an aristocratic bearing, the bouquet unfurls with complex scents reminiscent of ripe cherries and summer's end blackberries, interlaced with wizened earthy undertones and a hint of seasoned oak—testament to its dignified ageing. Venture further into this sensorial tapestry, and you may discern subtle truffles and liquorice notes whispering from its Burgundian core.

The palate is greeted by a rhapsody of mature fruit, where echoes of plums dance alongside mushrooms and fine herbs, imparting layers upon layers of nuanced flavours. The tannins have softened over the years into a silk-like structure that fortifies an elongated finish embellished by a slight mineral edge—a hallmark of terroir-driven authenticity.

 

Liquid Alchemy: From Investment to Legacy

It is important to note that the 1999 Nuits St Georges aux Boudots holds more than just ephemeral pleasure; it possesses intrinsic value for the discerning fine wine investor. Domaine Leroy has fostered its well-earned repute through uncompromising quality and meticulous vinification practices. As such, this particular offering not only enriches the palate but also presents as a noble candidate for any distinguished wine portfolio.

In conclusion, partaking in this storied beverage is not only a venture into oenological excellence but also a prudent step towards curating a legacy in wine investment. With proper stewardship, a bottle like this—from such a notable vintage and esteemed winery—could very well transcend its physical properties, becoming an heirloom to be cherished by generations to come.

Market price (GBP)

£30,880.00

12x75cl

Highest score

95

POP score

2058.67

Scores and tasting notes

95

The 1999 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Boudots shows extraordinarily well, unfurling in the glass with dramatic aromas of wild berries, cinnamon, exotic spices, orange rind and smoked duck. Full-bodied, multidimensional and muscular, it's hugely concentrated, its deep core of fruit framed by an abundance of powdery tannin and racy balancing acids. Long and penetrating, this is a memorable bottle.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 30 April 2021

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